7 Jul 2011

Auckland shot-putter 7th at World Youth Championships

8:54 am on 7 July 2011

The Auckland shot-putter Siositina Hakeai has finished 7th in the girls final at the World Youth Athletics Championships in Lille.

Hakeai threw a best of 13 point 73 in the final, 83cm below her best, and finished 1 and a half metres behind the Chinese winner.

Fellow shot-putter Merewarihi Vaka, long jumper Brendan Barrett, high jumper Keeley O'Hagen and 1500 metre runner Margot Gibson all failed to make finals.

World Junior champion Jacko Gill competes in the boys shot put tonight.